Anime Underground The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time  

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It's inevitable in almost any show you watch, but what are the saddest anime deaths of all time? For this list we're ranking anime deaths that made you cry, or at least made you feel really sad. Since it's the funeral that often makes these deaths so sad, this list is also kind of a ranking of the saddest anime funerals of all time. There are a few that come to mind when you talk about sad anime funerals, but Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist has always stood out as particularly sad (mostly because his young daughter doesn't understand what is happening when the casket is lowered into the ground.)

Please vote for the anime characters deaths that made you cry, and add any to the list if that character is not already here.
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1
8,416 2,192
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,585 2,111
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
7,277 1,898
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,698 1,934
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,253 1,635
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
6,666 2,213
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

7
5,837 2,021
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
3,313 1,087
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

9
5,874 2,184
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

10
5,324 2,215
L is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

11
3,893 1,587
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,109 1,712
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
4,001 1,471
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,846 1,715
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
2,036 901
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,893 1,530
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
3,076 1,597
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
558 218
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

19
2,743 1,387
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

20
2,499 1,403
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

21
2,342 1,334
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
2,729 1,640
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

23
1,913 1,164
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
1,905 1,010
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

25
2,414 1,340
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

26
1,894 1,131
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

27
1,361 685
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

28
1,637 1,007
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

29
1,204 652
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,488 795
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

31
1,616 1,042
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,234 672
Konan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

33
1,410 978
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

34
1,533 1,074
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,188 831
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
909 606
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

37
1,142 720
Rem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

38
718 417
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

39
934 579
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

40
899 635
Menma is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

41
1,576 1,152
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

42
1,387 1,007
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

43
861 636
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
867 648
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

45
898 635
Gin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin

Hotarubi no Mori e

46
206 58
Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

47
1,219 898
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

48
247 102
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

49
360 214
Crona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

50
865 778
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added